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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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2,357 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,357
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 169
Gots: 460 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-15-2007

”Do you know what dwells in a glass?” asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen's The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

22 IBU
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Photo of dasenebler
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. best before 4/27/13. Brewed in April 2010 (?)

Pours a hazy, tawny red with a nice one-finger head. Retention and lacing are good.

Yeasty and sweetly fruity on the nose. Lots of candied fruit and Belgian phenols. Some notes of oxidation, touch of acetic.

Flavor is very fruity and sweet, with a drying, alcoholic character on the finish. Malt is there, with lots of dark fruit decadence. However, this beer lacks the bready, caramel maltiness of a St. Bernardus or Westvleteren. Mouthfeel is excellent. Slick, with effervescent carbonation.

This is one of the best "American" Quads I've had.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RuckusDu
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a big bubble two finger head. Body is golden amber in color.

S - It's got goodness to it. Fruit - berries, green apple, banana, date. This hides the alcohol fairly well.

T - Mild flavors foe a quad. Malt and chocolate flavores as well as some cherries, prunes, and banana bread. Some bitterness to finish it off. A little alcohol burn on the back end.

M - Strong carbonation is also not very quad like. Dry finish.

O - Good, cheap, and tasty as long as it is not compared to the Belgians.

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1/5  rDev -76%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of theaudist
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a ruby brown with minimal head. Smells strongly of spiced plum, brown sugar, fresh french bread, and cranberry. Tastes has a muddled start that opens up to more plum, stewed grape, and candi sugar. Semi-dense mouthfeel rounds out a near perfect example of an americanized quad.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of TippySelenoid
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Copper and hazy. The head fades quickly and leaves a white lace. Some sediment.

There is a prevalent alcohol note. A dried fruit note as well as a yeasty spiciness.

There is a sugary sweetness to this one. The yeast gives this beer a spicy aftertaste. This beer doesn't hide its alcohol, but it doesn't really need to. The alcohol flavor lends to its spiciness.

Medium bodied and crisp.

This beer's pretty good. A netter head retention is the only thing it's missing, but that might not even be stylistically accurate.

Photo of jman892
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper color, very hazy, no looking through this one. Topped with an off white head which started strong but faded fast. There is a noticeable amount of sediment floating around

S - Smell is bready, peppery, not picking up a lot of the expected dark fruit aromas

T - Taste follows the nose with the spices. There is also a sour pear like note. As it warms, a bit more of the sweetness is present

M - Above average carbonation, and the alcohol does leave a nice warming sensation.

O - Good quad, havent had many Boulevard beers as I think they are new to Mass, but look forward to trying more.

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,357 ratings.